Wednesday, February 22, 2012

[HOW-TO] Stop Google from tracking you

As per Google's new privacy policy, beginning March 1, all Google product users will be subject to some semi-alarming changes in the search habits data Google can collect on you and distribute to its other services.

This new umbrella policy means Google can treat you as one user across all its services, where collected data was previously withheld.

"This protection was especially important because search data can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, including facts about your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion, health concerns, and more," says the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a web rights watchdog group that has a simple, four-step process that removes your search history and keeps Google from tracking it ever again.

After March 1, Google will have unhindered access to all that info so click here to see how you can protect yourself.

SOURCE: Boing Boing via Electronic Frontier Foundation

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